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May 23, 2017

Registration is now open for ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Summer Camps. A wide variety of interests will be explored with Vet Science, Crime & Spy Science, Race It, Fling It, Fly It, Bigenetics, Photography, Design Decisions, Painting and Robotics. Learn more about future career options such as veterinary medicine, crime investigation, science, aeronautics, engineering, genetics, interior design, photography and arts, and more, all while having fun building, creating and exploring! Youth ages 4th through 12th grades are welcome! 4-H membership is not required, but we encourage you to learn more about 4-H and the variety of activities available through the 4-H program. Summer Camps run June through early August. Check out the schedule and register soon! Camps cost $20.00 per day. Scholarships are available. 

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March 30, 2017

Several resources available at ISU Extension and Outreach can answer questions about health and safety and give guidance to clean up when flooding occurs. Additional resources provide information to help cope with concerns about stress and relationships, personal finance, and nutrition and wellness.

March 8, 2017

Youth will learn important child care skills including: CPR/First Aid, Infant care, snack and activity ideas, and much more!

March 1, 2017

The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium today released a statewide strategy to support monarch butterfly recovery in Iowa and North America, available at www.iowamonarchs.info

March 1, 2017

Winter 2017 has been unusually mild in Iowa, with daily high temperatures in the 50s and 60s and approaching record highs. This is good news for those who dislike snow and icy conditions, but it can confuse spring-flowering bulbs and lead to early growth.


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